The MOB G.A.E. project recommends the following tools and resources:
European Programmes and resources for mobility
Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year jobs and growth strategy. It was launched in 2010 to create the conditions for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Five headline targets have been agreed for the EU to achieve by the end of 2020. These cover employment; research and development; climate/energy; education; social inclusion and poverty reduction.
The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
As a support organisation to Erasmus+, Eurodesk makes youth information on learning mobility comprehensive and accessible to those who work with young people.
European Employment Services – is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area;Switzerland is also involved. Partners in the network include public employment services, trade union and employers’ organisations. The network is coordinated by the European Commission.
Youth in Action programme – ” Focus on Youth employment (European good practice projects)”
This brochure gives some examples of how non-formal learning and the Youth in Action programme contribute to building up young people’s knowledge and skills, and give them a glimpse of what it requires to seek and hold down a job or to become and entrepreneur. It makes them more employable.
Tools to manage international projects and international mobility experiences
Survival Kit. Managing Multilateral Projects in the Lifelong Learning Programme
Tools to manage international multilateral project in the frame of Lifelong learning programme.
A manual for management of international mobility projects. The manual is available in Italian, French, English, German, Maltese, Czech, Spanish and Portuguese.
A manual for management of international mobility projects within the school system. The manual is available in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German.
Transnational Internship Checklist for Mentors/Tutors to organize quality transnational internships :
This tool was created with the purpose of sharing what PLACET Consortium considers to be quality elements in the organization of transnational internships.
Short Guide on Essentials to Quality Mentoring and Tutoring of an International Internship :
With this document Placet Consortium intended systematize and share reflections, ideas and tips for an adequate planning and support for European trainees.
Tools and resources for intercultural preparation and learning
It is a blended learning experience which enables its trainees to master the challenges of an intercultural work experience. In an immerse and interactive training path, trainees are taken through a series of challenges and activities onsite then online; that allow them to reflect and prepare for cultural differences and experiences.
Intercultural Competence for European Project Managers and Teams: Virtual Intercultural Team Tool
This site offers online support and tools for teams working in European projects to improve intercultural communication and build on their cultural diversity for an effective implementation of their projects.
Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (Council of Europe)
The Autobiography is a resource designed to encourage people to think about and learn from intercultural encounters they have had either face to face or through visual media such as television, magazines, films, the Internet, etc. There are therefore two separate but parallel tools:
– Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (AIE)
– Images of Others: An Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters through Visual Media (AIEVM)
Recognition and certification
“Imagine a world where all learning; formal, non-formal and even informal could be valued and recognised, by you and by others. Well… scroll down and check out our unique approach to learning. Welcome to UNIQUE Learning Badges (ULB) and our online platform that recognises what you do!”
Researches and Studies in Young people in Europe
Social situation of young people in Europe
This policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate a number of policy pointers. The focus of this policy brief is the quality of life of young people in Europe, focusing on dimensions such as living arrangements, social exclusion, relationships and sources of support, as well as participation in society and social/cultural activities.
The aim of Eurofound’s report on NEETs – Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe is to investigate the current situation of young people in Europe, focusing specifically on those who are not in employment, education or training, and to understand the economic and social consequences of their disengagement from the labour market and education. Member State initiatives to help reintegrate young people into the labour market are also investigated.
“Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers. A new study on the impact of the European Union’s Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. They are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with those who have not studied or trained abroad and, five years after graduation, their unemployment rate is 23% lower. The study, compiled by independent experts, is the largest of its kind and received feedback from nearly 80 000 respondents including students and businesses.”
The Erasmus Impact Study – Regional Analysis
A comparative analysis of the effects of the Erasmus on the personality, skills and career of the students of European Regions and Selected Countries.